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CVS Health Minority Scholarship for Pharmacy Students

  • 1.  CVS Health Minority Scholarship for Pharmacy Students

    Posted 05-05-2020 17:44
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    The 2020 CVS Health Minority Scholarship for Pharmacy Students is now open!

    AACP is committed to fostering an inclusive community and promoting diversity of thought, background, perspective, and experience to advance pharmacy education and improve patient health. This CVS Health Minority Scholarship for Pharmacy Students will support the financial need of underrepresented minority (URM) students who are entering into or recently enrolled in doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree programs at AACP member institutions. The purpose of the scholarship is to reduce the financial barriers and challenges for underrepresented minority (URM) students who are pursuing a Pharm.D. degree. URM pharmacy students are identified as black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and/or Pacific Islander students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  

    Award Information

    The CVS Health Minority Scholarship for Pharmacy Students will consist of five scholarships given to outstanding URM students accepted into OR enrolled in their first (P1) year of the professional phase of the Pharm.D. program. Selected awardees must demonstrate leadership, academic success, and a commitment to advancing the profession and patient care. Each recipient will receive a single $8,000 scholarship.  Scholarship recipients will be notified by early-August. Funds will be forwarded to the student's institution on or shortly after the start of class for Fall 2020.

    Eligibility Requirements

    • Accepted applicants must be accepted into a PharmD program for the 2020-2021 academic year OR are or were enrolled as a first year (P1) PharmD student during the 2019-2020 academic year at an ACPE pre-candidate, candidate, or accredited AACP member institution.
    • Student must be an underrepresented minority pharmacy student (URM). URM students are identified as black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and/or Pacific Islander students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. 
    • Student must demonstrate leadership, academic success, and a commitment to advancing the pharmacy profession and patient care.
    • GPA for current degree program must be 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale. 
    • Student must submit a completed application by the July 1, 2020 deadline.
    • If awarded the scholarship as an accepted pharmacy student, the individual will receive the award after they have started classes in the pharmacy institution and be ineligible to apply for the scholarship again as a first year Pharm.D. student. 

    Application Requirements

    Log into the application at https://fs16.formsite.com/AACP/CVS2020/index.html

    Completed applications must be submitted by July 1, 2020 and include: 

    • Applicant Information
    • Applicant Resume
    • Applicant Essay
    • Faculty Letter of Support
    • Pharmacist Letter of Support
    • Unofficial copy of most recent transcripts for GPA verification 

    If you have any questions, please contact scholarships@aacp.org



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    Rosie Walker
    Director of Recruitment and Diversity
    American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
    Arlington VA
    703-739-2330
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